If your abs seem to only get worse when you do crunches, sit ups or planks…
If your belly button mysteriously became an outie when it was always an innie…
If your lower back always bothers you or “goes out”…
If you pee your pants every time you sneeze, cough, laugh, stand up, sit down…
If you have ever had abdominal surgery and your core connection still feels cut…
If you’ve ever given birth and your middle is still muddled…
If you always feel like a limp noodle like you have to prop yourself up…

 If you have any of those symptoms {or ALL of them} then you might also have another symptom of a weak core called diastasis recti abdominus, and it’s time to let Fit2B help you workout safer and smarter.

How To Check Your Belly For Diastasis Recti

How to check for diastasis recti - Fit2B

Watch these Two Short Videos

The two videos below were filmed by Fit2B Studio in cooperation with licensed physical therapist and core rehabilitation expert, Kelly Dean, owner of The Tummy Team. One is super short and shows you how to perform a basic self-check for diastasis recti. The longer video explores the BIG PICTURE of what a diastasis recti means to your life {it’s not a death sentence, dear ones} while also showing how to check for transverse abdominus recruitment and more!

#1
The Basic Self-Check

#2
Longer Self-Check & The Big Picture

If you discover that you have an abnormally wide and deep space between the two sides of your abs, you should:

  1. Avoid crunches, sit ups, big twists, and full prone planks while you educate yourself and learn how to exercise in a way that doesn’t make the situation worse. Once you learn how to engage your core properly, and your diastasis narrows and regains function and tension, you can return to those motions.
  2. Read Beth’s “Unclosed Core” article series linked here about biomechanical, chemical and emotional factors relative to the journey of narrowing your diastasis recti
  3. Consult with a local specialist. Use this link to find a diastasis expert in your area who can give you a hands-on check so you know where you’re really at + personalized programming tailored to your needs.
  4. Join Fit2B where our TummySafe workouts encourage safe yet progressively more challenging activity while helping you to begin rebuilding your connection to your core. Fit2B is known for it’s safe workouts for those dealing with diastasis recti, hernia, surgery, and other abdominal traumas, but our clients hail from all fitness levels around the globe! We are the fitness piece of your core’s rehab that won’t re-widen your separation if it’s in the process of healing.

 

Want to strengthen your body without worsening your diastasis?

You need Fit2B Studio’s TummySafe™ workouts!